Choose Your Raconteurs Carefully

Fusilli Jerry” is a classic episode of the TV show Seinfeld, possessed of various cultural markers. One of these is Kramer’s quote “You meet a proctologist at a party, don’t walk away. Plant yourself there, because you will hear the funniest stories you’ve ever heard.”

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Kramer explaining proctologists

Unfortunately, as I recently discovered, the same doesn’t hold true of septic tank technicians, despite the tangential relationship of the two occupations. The guy who pumps out septic tanks may be gregarious and have a lot to talk about, but that doesn’t mean his anecdotes will be all that entertaining.

This got me thinking, what occupations would tend to have good stories to tell? Now is a good time to make a list, as we all prepare for a time when we have parties again.

So far, I’ve got:

  • Test pilot
  • Wildlands firefighter
  • Bartender
  • Astronaut
  • Flight attendant
  • Carny

I’m sure there are a few others. I’ll update as I think of them, for use in making lists of invitations.

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